Policy & Regulation

UK Brexit paper offers breathing space for energy

The UK’s white paper on Brexit seems like a good starting point for negotiating the future energy relationship between the EU and the UK The UK’s white paper on Brexit seems like a good starting point for negotiating the future energy relationship between the EU and the UK.
By The Wildcat 20 July 2018 0 31822
The UK’s Drax coal and biomass power station The UK’s Drax coal and biomass power station. (Drax)

The UK government’s white paper on Brexit offers at least some assurances that it wants to remain a key participant in the EU’s single energy market beyond March 2019. 

It also reiterates that the single electricity market between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland should continue after Brexit.  

“The UK is seeking broad energy cooperation with the EU, including arrangements for trade in electricity and gas, cooperation with EU agencies and bodies, and data sharing to facilitate market operations,” the...